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Francis Ford Coppola’s TWIXT NOW AND SUNRISE to feature a 3-D segment

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
January 6th, 2011

With filmmakers deciding to experiment in the IMAX format by shooting respective scenes in the extra large format, Francis Ford Coppola looks to do the same, but with 3D.

According to 99% (via Bleeding Cool), the director has revealed that his upcoming film TWIXT NOW AND SUNRISE will feature “the latest 3-D technology – but as a brief dramatic segment that serves the story, rather than the typical two-hour multiplex gimmick.”

With the director looking to use 3-D similarly on his failed projects like PINOCCHIO and MEGALOPOLIS, this is a format the director has been looking to dabble in for some time now. While I’m not quite sure how this is planned to be used, I do think that this could be interesting. I think 3D works best as a way to immerse the viewer into a world, so as a whole, this sounds a lot more gimmicky than one would think, but without seeing the finished product, it’s hard to say what the 3-D will truly be like.

However, it’s interesting to note that while iconic filmmakers like Martin Scorsese and David Fincher are becoming fans of the format, a director like Coppola still finds it to be a bit of a gimmick. While I tend to agree, it’s still a very young format, at least with regards to this era’s 3-D. Given the right team, this could be a really great format. Hopefully this helps push that along.

What do you think?

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